We had the pleasure working with Damien Shen and his family over three days in late summer and early autumn. Damien is at an exciting point in his career, garnering national and international attention, with a trip to China in May 2017 and new exhibitions coming up.
He feels strongly about engaging with his Ngarrindjeri and Chinese heritage. We felt there is a deeper playfulness hiding behind his technical prowess, a story demanding to be told.
He shares his passion for for art making with his children, with whom he often paints.
Damien invited us to work with him in Raukan Aboriginal Community during a mural workshop with aerosol artist Guido van Helten.